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  • British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'

    British comedian Rik Mayall suffered 'acute cardiac event'
    LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - Anarchic British comic actor Rik Mayall, who died suddenly this week aged 56, suffered an "acute cardiac event" at home, his widow said on Thursday. Mayall, who revolutionised television sitcoms with "The Young Ones" in the...
  • AstraZeneca Rejects Pfizer's Take-It-Or-Leave-It-Offer

    LONDON — Britain's AstraZeneca on Monday rejected a sweetened and "final" offer from Pfizer, puncturing the U.S. drugmaker's plan for a merger to create the world's biggest pharmaceuticals group. The rebuff came nine hours after Pfizer said on...
  • Egyptian-born cleric convicted in New York terrorism trial

    Egyptian-born cleric convicted in New York terrorism trial
    In the second major terrorism-related conviction for federal prosecutors in two months, a jury convicted an Egyptian-born cleric Monday on 11 counts that included taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a...
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  • The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812

    The Hulls Of Derby: Different Trajectories In War Of 1812
    The USS Constitution never looked better than on the morning it sailed from Alexandria, Va., fully provisioned, with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew of 450 men eager for action and adventure. Then word came later that day, June 18, 1812: A...
  • UK Lawmakers Grill Pfizer Executive On Bid For AstraZeneca

    LONDON — U.S. drugmaker Pfizer hinted it could raise its proposed $106 billion offer if AstraZeneca would only engage in talks, as its boss was grilled by UK lawmakers on his commitment to British research spending and jobs. In response,...
  • Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions

    Double standard when it comes to U.S. banks and foreign transactions
    If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction? That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
  • Soul murder

    All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
  • Prince Harry enlists all-star cast for Invictus Games promo film

    Prince Harry enlists all-star cast for Invictus Games promo film
    Prince Harry has assembled an all-star cast to do a promotional spot for the upcoming Invictus Games. The fourth in line to the British throne enlisted Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Bear Grylls, Joanna Lumley, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, Will.i.am, Stephen...